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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:47 am 

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Why is the HPV vaccine only offered for youngish women? Don't older folks count too?


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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 6:52 am 
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Hey Buddy,

This an excellent question!

You can always ask your healthcare provider what he/she thinks about Gardisil for you. I'm speculating but I think it has not been offered to older adults because this group was not the subject in clinical trials AND they are more likely to already have the strains Gardisil would protect against.

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